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Dyslexia test now state law

For some, the ABC’s are not as easy as 1-2-3 and Taryn Hames has seen that frustration in the eyes of many of her students. She’s also seen their eyes light up when it “clicks.” The reading interventionist for the Batesville School District recalls one little boy she taught who had trouble understanding the ABC’s, often expressing his displeasure at …

In Other News

Gun, cash, dope lead to arrest

There were a lot of things Adam L. Kelley had with him when he got stopped early Thursday morning, a …

Southside school discusses charter

SOUTHSIDE — When Roger Ried heard that the Southside School District was considering becoming a charter school, he wasn’t sold …

First Community Bank to host customer appreciation

First Community Bank at Cave City has scheduled the organization’s annual customer appreciation celebration. On Friday from 11 to 1, …

2 found dead in LR home

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities are investigating after two people were found dead at a home in Little Rock. Police …

Bid to end dry counties in Arkansas to hit ballot

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A proposal that would end dry counties in Arkansas has enough signatures to appear on the …

Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

WASHINGTON (AP) — As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on …

Shooting range eyes budget

The Independence County Quorum Court shooting range committee will meet at noon Wednesday at the county’s shooting sports complex located …

District fair seeks entries

MELBOURNE — Online entries are now open for the 2014 North Central Arkansas District Fair, to be held Sept. 22-27 …

Sports

Scot women blast Ozarks, improve to 2-0 in soccer

Senior goalkeeper Stephanie Spiteri, who has started all but one game in her 3-plus years in a Lyon College Scot …

Long-range scores highlight Pioneer scrimmage win

MARION — Senior-to-senior, pass-and-catch combinations of Kenton Crawford-to-Justin Gallant to-Riley Caraway and to-Sam Scaggs worked for six long touchdowns, and …

Racing washed out at Locust Grove

LOCUST GROVE — The Isle of Capri points racing series slated for the Batesville Motor Speedway Friday was canceled due …

Cavewomen win 3 of 5

CAVE CITY — The hosts won three of five junior and senior high school volleyball matches here on Thursday. The …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, September 2 – Sunday, September 7, 2014.

Marshall, Auburn top Arkansas

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Auburn offense didn’t slow down a bit, even with Nick Marshall a spectator for half …

Red Wolves dominate Bobcats, 37-10

JONESBORO — The Arkansas State University football team scored 24 unanswered points in the second half as the Red Wolves …

Texas Tech Red Raiders slip by Bears, 42-35

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech didn’t have it easy against Central Arkansas, escaping with a small margin of victory …